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Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical | 2 December 1942 (USA)
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (sketches) (as George Kaufman) | 3 more credits »
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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2 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Au pays du rythme  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Veronica Lake's singing voice was dubbed by Martha Mears. See more »

Goofs

During the jeep ride, one of the sailors is thrown out when the vehicle hits a bump and jumps onto a dirt road. The sailor is then shown back in the jeep in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[In front of Old Glory and a plaster Mt. Rushmore]
Bing Crosby: [singing] Germans, Italians, and Japs / Can't kick us off our Rand-McNally maps.
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Featured in Paramount Presents (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Swing Shift
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung and Danced by Marjorie Reynolds, Betty Jane Rhodes and Dona Drake
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A Must for Old Movie Buffs
4 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone who considers himself an old movie buff must see this film. It is a time capsule of Paramount in 1942. All the studio's great stars, including Susan Hayworth, Fred MacMurray, Bob Hope. and others participate in this film. Unfortunately, some of the big stars of that time are no longer known today and the surprise of seeing them do certain numbers no longer amaze contemporary audiences as would have happened in 1942. There are some priceless vaudeville skits (such as Betty Hutton trying to get over a studio wall) that are real classics. The ending of the movie is a grand patriotic number sung by Bing Crosby as he asks Americans what this country means to them. It is too bad that today's movies don't do a little reminder like that about the glories of our country.


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